The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆模式扩散 甘肃关闭阿拉伯语学校 (Xinjiang model spreads as Gansu Province shuts down Arabic school)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2018

Gansu shuts down Arabic school over regulations
Global Times, December 4, 2018

UN seeking access to China's re-education camps in Xinjiang - Bachelet
Reuters, December 5, 2018

China “rejects German human rights delegation’s request” to visit Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2018

German human rights commissioner to visit Tibet
The Washington Post, December 5, 2018

“As if you’ve spent your whole life in prison”: Starving and subdued in Xinjiang detention centers
SupChina, December 5, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China holds top journalist, family under criminal detention
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

How Australians set up Communist China's official propaganda tool
Sydney Morning Herald, December 5, 2018

第十三届孔子学院大会在成都举行,孙春兰出席并致辞 (Vice Premier of State Council: Confucius Institutes contribute to “community of shared future”)
The Paper, December 4, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s hotel and catering workers need strong trade union support too
China Labour Bulletin, December 5, 2018

In Taiwan's upset election, a complicated message for Beijing
Christian Science Monitor, December 5, 2018

一个针对同性扭转“治疗”的抗议计划 (“Lovers”: A protest project against conversion therapy in China)
Matters, November 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

International China-watchers express alarm over Brady affair
New Zealand Herald, December 6, 2018

New Zealand professor Anne-Marie Brady who wrote about China’s foreign influence seeks government protection after year-long harassment campaign
The Guardian, December 6, 2018

Huawei C.F.O. is arrested in Canada for extradition to the U.S.
The New York Times, December 5, 2018

Students who fail anti-religion test may not graduate
Bitter Winter, December 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Britain’s BT to strip China's Huawei from core networks, limit 5G access
Reuters, December 5, 2018

How the Chinese government is helping Google sell ads in China
The Information, December 5, 2018

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Canadian Security Intelligence Service director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks
Globe and Mail, December 4, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping convicted in U.S. court on 7 of 8 counts in bribery and money-laundering case
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Hong Kong cardinal praises commitment of Occupy protest leaders in court
Agence France-Presse, December 5, 2018

Hong Kong is planning a $60 billion city in the sea nearly everyone opposes
Quartz, December 6, 2018

Commentary (评论)

“East Turkestan through the eyes of a Tibetan” by Woeser
High Peaks Pure Earth, December 5, 2018

EU: Suspend deportations of Turkic Muslims to China
Human Rights Watch, December 3, 2018